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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme guide: Integrating HIV and AIDS and WASH

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Oxfam GB Southern Africa Annual Review 2009/10

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Mzansi News July 2010

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Supporting Change in Southern Africa: Oxfam GB 2010/11 SAF strategy

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Oxfam launches £10m appeal for crisis in Ivory Coast International agency Oxfam today launched a £10 million appeal for its work helping people caught up in political violence in the West African country of Ivory Coast. The agency is already providing clean water to refugees who have sought safety and assistance in neighbouring Liberia and will be sending aid experts into northern Ivory Coast over the coming days.

IMF Gold Sales Windfall Should Go to Poor Countries in Crisis, Urge Global Development Advocates The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board will meet this week [6 April] to discuss how to use the extra $2.8 billion windfall it made from selling 403.3 tons of gold late last year.

Clock is ticking for refugees fleeing Ivory Coast
The clock is ticking to get help to neglected refugees fleeing Ivory Coast, Oxfam warned today. More than 100,000 people have already crossed the border from Ivory Coast to Liberia and are living in dire conditions in border villages. Unless more is done to get people to safe and serviced areas further inland, they risk being cut off as the rainy season approaches.

Liberia: Refugee crisis needs world’s attention says Oxfam as UN High Commissioner for Refugees visits country. International agency Oxfam on March 22 welcomed the visit of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, to Liberia, as it called on the international community to pay greater attention to the worsening refugee crisis in the country.

Tsunami appeal: Oxfam Japan to fund two partners helping mothers and babies, and non-Japanese nationals
Oxfam Japan is appealing for public donations for two partner organizations, one that is assisting mothers and babies and the other providing information to non-Japanese speakers living in Japan.
Japan is one of the most advanced nations in the world in dealing with natural disasters and has accepted international help in only a few specific areas. It is important that ad-hoc efforts to help do not undermine the coordination of the state’s overall relief efforts, especially now that explosions in a nuclear facility and radiation levels are complicating efforts to assist those affected from the Mar 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Halving hunger: Still possible?
Building a rescue package to set the MDGs back on track

While time is running out, the global crises push the MDGs desperately off course. The only chance of avoiding failure is a rescue plan for all MDGs that includes the necessary measures, both political and financial. Halving hunger is still possible if developing countries take the lead with the right policies and investments, donor countries increase dramatically their aid to agriculture, food security and social protection under nationally and regionally-driven plans, and the global issues affecting food security are collectively addressed.

Press Release: As the world AIDS conference in Vienna gets under way, Oxfam calls on world leaders to take steps to provide immediate access to HIV and AIDS treatment, care and prevention for the millions of poor people who need it. (July 18 2010)

Press Release: Climate cash must not increase Third-World debt, warns Oxfam (May 31 2010)

Climate Finance Post-Copenhagen: The $100 billion questions

Press Release: Liverpool Football Club in South Africa in support of the Fair Play for Africa campaign (May 13 2010)


Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV and AIDS: A Framework for Priority Linkages
A framework that suggests key policy and programme actions to strengthen linkages between SRH and HIV programmes and services. It is intended to improve sexual and reproductive health and mitigate the impacts of HIV and AIDS. It is based on experience and sets out four priority areas where linkages are likely to result in public health benefits. Produced by: WHO/UNFPA/IPPF/ UNAIDS (2005). Available in English, French and Spanish.

Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS: An Annotated Inventory
This is an annotated inventory based on the framework for linking SRH and HIV and AIDS. It contributes to strengthening linkages between HIV and SRH programmes by providing information about tools for facilitating linkages and integration of SRH and HIV programmes. Produced by: WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, and IPPF.

Global HIV M&E Information
Provides a “one-stop shop” for information relating to global HIV and AIDS monitoring and evaluation. It posts links to resources, toolkits, digital libraries, and trainings. It also provides mechanisms for corresponding with various M&E professionals as communities of practice.

MEASURE Evaluation
Provides technical support to build the sustainable capacity of individuals and organisations to identify data needs, collect and analyse technically sound data, and use that data for decision-making on health-related issues.

Resources for HIV & AIDS and Sexual & Reproductive Health Integration
This website is designed to support efforts to integrate sexual and reproductive health services with activities for preventing and treating HIV and AIDS.

INFO Reports
Focuses on integrating family planning and HIV and AIDS service.

David Patient
A free interactive resource for those living with or affected by HIV and AIDS, written and hosted by David Patient, one of the longest documented people living with HIV and AIDS in the world.

Empowerment Concepts
Resources around HIV, wellness programmes, articles and toolkits are available.

Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Promotes research on sexual violence and generates data that ensures sexual violence is recognised as a priority public health problem.

NGO Code of Good Practice
This site was developed by NGOs for NGOs. It provides a framework to which NGOS can commit and be held accountable. The code sets out key principles, practice, and an evidence base for successfully responding to HIV.

International Guidelines on Sexuality Education: An Evidence Informed Approach to Effective Sex, Relationships and HIV and STI Education (June 2009)
These guidelines were produced by UNESCO in partnership with UNFPA and other agencies to support sexuality education programmes for young people in order to reduce their risk of HIV and other STIs, unintended pregnancy and abusive and coercive sexual relationships.

Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of People Living with HIV
A tool for policymakers, programme managers, health professionals, donors and advocates to better support the sexual and reproductive health and rights of people living with HIV. UNAIDS 2009.

The Sasa! Activist Kit for Preventing Violence Against Women and HIV
Raising Voices. 2008. Offers tools, guidance and encouragement for individual activists and activist organisations ready to start a process of change by examining the concept of “power”, and how understanding power dynamics between women and men can help prevent violence against women and HIV infection.

Suggested Training Materials

A Handbook for Measuring and Assessing the Integration of Family Planning and Other Reproductive Health Services

Toolkit for Increasing Access to Contraception for Clients with HIV

Training Guide for HIV Counselling and Testing for Youth

Sexual and Reproductive Health for HIV positive Women and Adolescent Girls: A manual for trainers and programme managers.
Available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

Comprehensive Counselling for Reproductive Health: An Integrated Curriculum
Designed by EngenderHealth, this manual uses client profiles developed by the participants to focus on the individual. It tailors training to local needs, and aids participants in adapting counselling frameworks to help providers assess and address the patient’s comprehensive SRH needs.

HIV Prevention in Maternal Health Services: Programming guide and training guide

Designed by EngenderHealth to help policy makers, programme managers, and trainers address the gaps in HIV and other STI prevention in maternal health services and increase providers’ capacity to provide HIV and STI prevention services and referrals to pregnant and postpartum women.

COPE Self Assessment Process: “Client-Oriented, Provider-Efficient”
A process developed by EngenderHealth to help health care workers improve the quality and efficiency of SRH services provided at health facilities, and to make services more responsive to the needs of clients. Useful guidelines for assessments, interviews and action plans are available in handbooks and accompanying toolkits.

Reducing Stigma and Discrimination related to HIV and AIDS: Training for Healthcare workers
Designed by EngenderHealth, this manual gets health workers to identify the root causes of stigma and discrimination and their own attitudes and beliefs about HIV and AIDS, and how these attitudes might affect the care they provide.

Integration of HIV and STI Prevention, Sexuality and Dual Protection in Family Planning Counselling: A Training Manual
Designed by EngenderHealth, this manual recognises the importance of an integrated approach to counselling as a key component of integrated programmes and services. It intends to increase health workers’ comfort levels in addressing sensitive issues of sexuality, gender and HIV and AIDS.

Empowering Messages – What You Should Know: Strategic Communication and Gender-based Violence
This document, published by Media Monitoring Africa, is designed to be a comprehensive resource to address the development and implementation of communication for issues related to gender-based violence. It includes guidelines on how to develop a communication strategy, understanding and targeting the intended audience, and suggests appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques.